Marked Men by Chris Simms (Sean Blake Book 2)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB |412 Kb
Marked Men : A corpse is found in a Manchester canal, encased in a sleeping bag and weighed down by bricks. DC Sean Blake’s investigation has hardly begun before another body with links to it is discovered . . . also drowned. A mysterious figure seen asking questions about the victims becomes the prime suspect. But as Blake delves into the shady pasts of those killed, he finds connections to friends still living – including a crime lord of the city.
Matters are complicated for Blake when those who once formed their childhood gang refuse to cooperate. With a killer so elusive and targets so unwilling to accept help, can Blake stop the body count from rising?
‘Some place here, isn’t it?’
The flint rasped once more and she picked a dot of tobacco off her lower lip before handing the cigarettes back. ‘Yes.’
She’d sounded sad.
‘Last day of your holiday or something?’
A rueful smile as she gazed towards the bar. ‘Yes.’
He shifted to the side. ‘You want to sit?’ Those eyes moved to his face, stayed there a bit longer as she decided. Their greenness made him giddy. Did he know her? Or maybe he’d seen her somewhere. Perhaps she worked in the fashion business.
‘Do you live here?’ she asked.
‘Me? I wish! I’ve been staying in the next bay along. Photoshoot for a fashion brand.’
‘I am. You?’
She nodded. ‘So this is your job, is it? A photographer?’
‘Yeah.’ He studied the end of his cigarette, trying to appear casual. Sit down. Please, sit down. God, if you can hear me, please make her sit down.
‘Which brand was the shoot for?’
‘Do you work in the industry?’
She looked shocked before she smiled. ‘No. Why?’
‘I had this feeling we’ve already met.’
‘I don’t think so. Which brand is it?’
He hesitated. Christ, she’ll be expecting something classy. ‘It’s only mail order. Their spring catalogue. Carsons?’
She grinned. ‘I got this dress through them! And loads of my work stuff. Free returns, thirty-day trial period, no quibble refunds. They’re ace!’